Lennie’s sister, Bailey, unexpected sudden death shakes up her life, now sad and in grief she must learn how to live with her new reality. This sadness and mourning leans her to her sister’s boyfriend, Toby, who is also lost confused and heartbroken. Together they develop a twisted relationship out of grief and confusion that make them both feel guilt and deal with Bailey’s death in the wrong way. On the other side is Joe, the new kid in school who meets Lennie after her sister’s death and meet her in her darkest moment. He helps her forget her grief and begin a new stage in her life. Lennie is torn between her past and the future of giving herself a new chance to be okay and happy. This story is twisted and heartbreaking, but it’s also about forgiveness and second chances. Is about secrets and letting go, and the understanding that the sky is not up but it’s everywhere.
This being the first Jandy Nelson’s book I read, I was not disappointed. This book made me laugh and almost cry. I enjoyed a lot the plot twist and development of the story. Lennie is the little sister who loses her role model big sister. She have to start to live without her being around anymore but to keep her in her memory and heart. The fact that Lennie is attracted to her death sister boyfriend was a fact that really drew me into the book and I was not disappointing by this part in the book. As Lennie starts to find secrets about her sister and starts to find love, she also starts to find her own voice and the ending is great.
I didn’t loved this book as much as I thought I would, and I still don’t know why. This is a great book with a little bit of everything. The story is very original and it’s not a suicide book. Plus, I loved Lennie’s named after John Lennon, her real name is Lennon. I loved this because you must know that I am a huge fan of John Lennon.
I am really looking forward to read I’ll Give You The Sun and any other work from Jandy Nelson.